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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, March 19, 1896 Edition
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Michael Milliken met with an accident while out hunting last Friday near Silverwood that cost him his life. He in company with two others started out duck hunting and while crossing a field, a dog scared up a rabbit. Mr. Milliken climbed upon a fence and stood up, using his gun to help support himself while watching the race. As he went to get down he let the gun to the ground holding to the muzzle. In some manner the cock caught on the fence causing the load to be discharged, the entire load of shot lodging in his right shoulder shattering the bone and severing a large artery. His companions carried him to his home about a half-mile distance and at once sought medical assistance. When Dr. Coggins arrived and saw the nature of the wound he sent for Dr. Jones of this city and he took Dr. Rowland with him. However before Drs. Jones and Rowland arrived the wounded man was dead. Milliken had been married about 18 months, he having married a daughter of Commissioner Ratcliff of Parke County. Mrs. Milliken's mother was formerly Miss Mary Jenny, well known to many of our citizens, she having lived in this city in the family of Dr. C. V. Jones. The funeral occurred last Sunday with interment at Silver Island Cemetery. Magdaline Wilson Pollom was the third daughter of S. V. and Agnes McClure. She was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, July 23rd, 1833. In 1835 her parents moved to Sullivan County, Ind., where she resided for twenty years when her parents moved to Edgar County, Ill. She was united in marriage to Samuel Pollom in 1868 and to them were born four children, Joseph, Henrietta, Annabelle and May of whom two survive, Joseph and Anna. She united with the M. E. Church when 14 years of age. As long as her health would permit, she was a hard worker for her Master. She was a teacher in two Sabbath schools for 18 years and a correspondent of the Christian Advocate; also a life member of the American Auxiliary Bible society of New York, acting as their secretary five years. She was a true Christian all her life. She departed this life March 8th, 1896, aged 62 years, 7 months and 15 days. She leaves two children, four stepchildren, four brothers, one sister and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. She died satisfied with faith in Christ and before death she selected the text and hymns for her funeral. The pallbearers were W. J. Mawherter, Abe Good, C. W. Clifton, Isaac Slauter, Vol Correll and Jackson Covalt. The funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday at ten o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Wilmer, assisted by the Rev. Eli Myers, after which interment was made in Hillside Cemetery at Williamsport.

Date: 3/19/1896
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003542
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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